The Religion and Spirituality in Society Journal

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Assessing Creativity and Innovation in Islam

The purpose of this study is to understand how Islam assesses creativity by examining religious sources dating back 1,400 years.

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Published online: September 22, 2017

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The Transforming Role of Islam in Muslim Politics in the Twenty-first Century

This article examines how Islam provides ethics to govern political affairs. It explores the transforming role of Islam from domestic into global politics.

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Published online: September 20, 2017

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The Study of Buddhist Self-Immolation Beyond Religious Tradition and Political Context: The Necessity of “Protogetical” Analysis

This article reviews past scholarship on Buddhist self-immolation using Delores William’s three-fold methodology of interpretation, highlighting "protogesis" as an important method of cultural analysis beyond religious tradition and/or political context

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Published online: September 7, 2017

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Pamagdarame in the Philippines: Forms, Reasons, and Preparations of Kapampangan Flagellants

This research is an attempt to further describe the pamagdarame of the Kapampangan by making it a panata. A descriptive, cross-sectional research design was used.

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Published online: August 23, 2017

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Other People’s Myths: Interpretation and Difference

Recognition of other life-worlds demands an encounter with other people’s myths. Interpretation of myth is an encounter with otherness. The special status of myth also gives the reader great responsibility.

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Published online: August 21, 2017

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The Religion Singularity: A Demographic Crisis Destabilizing and Transforming Institutional Christianity

This article traces the emergence of a worldwide church demographic crisis that the author calls the “Religion Singularity,” and projects its impact on the future of institutional Christianity.

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Published online: June 26, 2017

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Varieties of Religious Environmentalism: Understanding the Theological Foundations of Environmental Concern among Christians and Muslims in Northeast Nigeria

This study used data from Northeast Nigeria to explore the various ways in which religious ideas inform pro-environmental action among Christians and Muslims in the region.

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Published online: June 5, 2017

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The Heart Dwells in Emptiness: On the Relationship between the Deep Heart of Zacharias and Hongzhi’s Empty Field

This article examines these two concepts, focusing on Orthodox writer Archimandrite Zacharias’ development of the notion of the deep heart and Chinese Chan master Hongzhi’s use of the empty field.

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Published online: May 26, 2017

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“Either Everything Is Sacred or Nothing Is”: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth as Postsecular Fiction

As an example of contemporary postsecular fiction, Zadie Smith’s novel White Teeth (2000) narrates the partial return of religion in our so-called secular age.

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Published online: May 25, 2017

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Pity for Stones? The New Confucian Ecological Turn and the Global Ethic Project

This article explores the compatibility of New Confucian "deep ecology" with the principles of Hans Küng’s Global Ethic Project.

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Published online: March 22, 2017

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